Upsets by Georgia State, UAB leave NCAA brackets in tatters
NEW YORK (AP) Maybe if everyone's bracket is busted, no one's is?
It was barely after lunch on the West Coast when Georgia State finished the second big upset of the day - in just the first three games. Between the Panthers upset of Baylor and UAB's takedown of Iowa State, two No. 3 seeds falling that quickly on the tournament's first big day left almost every bracket blemished.
ESPN says that three games into Thursday, more than 99 percent of the brackets submitted on their website were damaged by the upsets. That leaves only about 87,000 out of 11.6 million still with a perfect bracket or 0.7 percent.
Spokesman Josh Krulewitz tweeted that nearly 1 in 6 of ESPN's brackets - 16 percent - had Iowa State in the Final Four, and 5.1 percent had Baylor there.
Just 3.1 percent of Yahoo Sports users picked UAB to win and 5.9 picked Georgia State.